HEARING AND OBEYING GOD’S VOICE

Many times we often find ourselves in a position where we are wondering what the next step for our life is. What job should we seek? What car should we buy? Where should we geographically locate next? What home should we purchase When should we get married? When should we have children? Well, the truth is that all these events have already been planned out and ordained by God before you ever conjured up the thought in your head. God already knew what the outcome was going to be. And truth be told, all the answers to all of our questions can be found in Him. Jesus says in Luke 11:9, ” And I say unto you, Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and ye shall find; knock and the door will be opened unto you.”

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So as you can see for yourself, all we have to do is seek Jesus for everything. EVERYTHING. We must recognize that Jesus is the very core of our being, and we must recognize that He is Sovereign and Lord of everything. He has all the answers because all things were made in Him and for Him. How could a creator forget the purpose of that which He created? Therefore, it is in our best interest to trust Him.

Although this may sound very simple, there’s just one problem for us. When He speaks, often times we don’t listen. We ask Him for the innermost desires of our hearts, we diligently seek His face, and when we find Him, we become frustrated and afraid when His will is not our will. We then do the very opposite of what His voice told us to do because what He wanted for our lives did not fit in our thought or planning process. We go to God with pre-packaged requests that have no room for God’s divine adjustment.

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We bring Him our plans and ask Him to bless them and work them out for us just so that we can get what we want. Then, when we do things our way, we create a path for ourselves that should have never been created. And once we begin to travel that path we get lost. And when we get lost, we get frustrated. When we get frustrated, we lose hope. And when we lose hope, we lose our focus and sight of our REAL purpose.

When God speaks, we should obey Him. When we don’t obey Him, we are not considered to be His followers and He is not our Lord. Jesus says in Luke 6:46-48, ‘Why do you keep saying I am your Lord, when you refuse to do what I say? Anyone who comes and listens to me and obeys me is like someone who is dug down deep and built a house on a solid rock. When the flood came and the river rushed against the house, it was built so well that it didn’t shake.” What is your foundation built upon today? Is your foundation made of sand because you have failed to hearken unto the voice of the Almighty God?

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Remember that you were not placed on this earth for worldly pleasures. Remember that the earth is not meant to be a place of comfort to us. We must remember that this earth is our temporary home. We must keep in mind that we are only foreigners on a divine assignment. We are ambassadors for Christ that should be focused and centered in on bringing His name glory and sharing His gospel to as many people as we can. Do not forget that it is NOT about YOU.

So, the next time you are tempted to disobey God’s voice due to your selfish desires, repent and remember that you were bought with a price and that you belong to God. Let your Creator have His way with His creation. Although it is okay to have desires and to seek for them to be fulfilled, be sure to ask God to help you align your desires with His. Don’t get caught up with trying to do your own thing. Let Jesus be in control of your life. His way is better. His way is perfect. When He speaks, listen. When you hear Him, OBEY Him.

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Proverbs 14:12